Tuesday, January 3rd 2017

GeForce Experience Mandatory Registration, Login and Game Scanning Can Be Disabled

YouTube user TechMax has uploaded a video in which he shows a way to circumvent GeForce Experience's most wanted feature of all time: the mandatory login. One of the least popular features of NVIDIA's most recent GeForce Experience 3.0 update was the introduction of the mandatory logins, meaning that if you didn't, you wouldn't have access to GeForce Experience features, and even the in-app driver update wouldn't be available to you. In case you don't want the green genies to know when you're online, for how long, what hardware you use, and which games you play, and want to make use of the features embedded in NVIDIA's app, watch the video below and follow its steps. You'll need to copy and paste some lines of code, but it shouldn't prove too difficult. You can find the YouTube video below, and a transcript of the steps after the break.

  • Add the following lines of code to your hosts file, typically located at C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc, using a Notepad-like application:

    0.0.0.0 gfwsl.geforce.com
    0.0.0.0 telemetry.gfe.nvidia.com
    0.0.0.0 gfe.nvidia.com
    0.0.0.0 services.gfe.nvidia.com
    0.0.0.0 accounts.nvgs.nvidia.com
    0.0.0.0 events.gfe.nvidia.com
    0.0.0.0 images.nvidiagrid.net
    0.0.0.0 rds-assets.nvidia.com
    0.0.0.0 assets.nvidiagrid.net


    When you finish, your file should look like this:
    Then exit the file, making sure you save your changes.
  • Find the file App.Js (it should be at C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA GeForce Experience\www), and:

    Search for: h.handleLoggedIn(e),!0

    After m() add: ;h.handleLoggedIn({sessionToken:"dummySessionToken",userToken:"dummyUserToken",user:{core:{displayName:"Anonymous",primaryEmailVerified:true}}}); (as one line)

    Remove t.getGalleryItems=function(){return e.when()},t.saveSystemGames=function(t){return e.when()},t.updateSystemGames=function(t,n){return e.when()},
  • Make the share icon appear (or if the login screen is still showing up):
    Additionally change R.isShareSupported=!1 to R.isShareSupported=!0 in the App.js. Depending on your GFE version (R. for 3.2.0.96) it could be a different letter so if you can't find it search for isShareSupported=!1 somewhere in line 16.
  • (Optional): To delete all data from your previous login, delete the C:\Users\(username)\AppData\Local\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA GeForce Experience\CefCache folder and relaunch GFE.
Source: Youtube user TechMax
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32 Comments on GeForce Experience Mandatory Registration, Login and Game Scanning Can Be Disabled

#1
night.fox
Great. I never like this feature.
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#2
bug
There's an easier way to disable all that. When installing the drivers, choose custom install and untick GeForce Experience.
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#3
W1zzard
bug
choose custom install and untick GeForce Experience.
But no Shadowplay then
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#4
bug
W1zzard
But no Shadowplay then
You can't have the cake and eat it ;)
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#5
W1zzard
bug
You can't have the cake and eat it ;)
You can, with the edits above
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#6
BiggieShady
bug
You can't have the cake and eat it ;)
When they say "Have some cake" I always eat it ... I must be doing something wrong
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#7
X828
Shadow play is the only feature I use in the suite so this is a nice find.

I just wish they would offer it as a standalone install.
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#8
lexluthermiester
bug
There's an easier way to disable all that. When installing the drivers, choose custom install and untick GeForce Experience.
Yuppers! That's what I do. The "Geforce Experience" doesn't really add anything very compelling.

Nvidia, shame one you for resorting to such low-class tactics.
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#9
BiggieShady
@FordGT90Concept may even write an app that patches your GeforceExperience installation automatically ;) nudge, nudge ... say no more

... naturally, app development would have to be maintained :D through evolution of GeforceExperience (until they start to obfuscate their scripts some more or they start compiling it :laugh:)
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#10
Finners
Installed GeForce experience for the first time as I didn't like all the logging in and streaming stuff going on in the background but would like shadowplay.

Followed the guide and loaded it up and...

No shadowplay :( nothing within experience mentioning it so not sure what this guide is for. Made the software redundant as it had no features.

EDIT*

might not be this guide that was causing the issues but other services i had stopped to try and stop the nvidia telemetry
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#11
Prima.Vera
I don't use Shadow Play, and I don't install GFE.
The hacks above just prove nVidia's shady tactics.
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#12
Vayra86
Inb4 GFE 3.1 where this edit will be locked out
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#13
remixedcat
Wish these companies would give up on this telemetry crap.
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#14
bug
remixedcat
Wish these companies would give up on this telemetry crap.
Yes, because clueless users are such a perfect source of bug reports.
Wish people would think before posting.

Hint: Do you like how solid Win10 is? Thank telemetry that was introduced in Vista for that.
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#15
remixedcat
so you think it's ok to have data limits blown and lots of disk space wasted for those idiots.....?
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#16
bug
remixedcat
so you think it's ok to have data limits blown and lots of disk space wasted for those idiots.....?
It's their software, they should do whatever it's reasonable to make it better. If you have problems with data limits, you're free to not install GFE.
As for "data limits blown" and "lots of disk space wasted", I'd like you to put some numbers on those claims. Also, you are aware any decent firewall has the ability to block outgoing traffic, aren't you?
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#17
remixedcat
you are the problem... this complacency makes bad stuff happen
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#18
CrAsHnBuRnXp
Im so tired of going everywhere whether it's online or IRL where people are bitching about this and that. When it comes down to it, GFE is not that bad. It's just people that like to bitch which happens to be the small minority that happen to be the loudest.

We all for the most part have powerful rigs around here. No one should be bitching about disk space. No one should be bitching about data caps (lol). If you are worried about data caps being blown on GFE, you have more issues you need to deal with where said bitching can be more useful elsewhere (perhaps your ISP?) Stop streaming 1080p vids on YT? Stop watching so much netflix?

Like seriously. Complacency isnt the problem, it's people getting their fucking panties all in a bunch with mounds of sand in their vags' that's the problem.
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#19
remixedcat
Isps are porting more lower caps here in the USA. .m.ine is only 320gb
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#20
bug
remixedcat
Isps are porting more lower caps here in the USA. .m.ine is only 320gb
For a wired connection? :wtf:
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#21
hat
Enthusiast
How about my 200gb limit for a wired connection...
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#22
lexluthermiester
bug
Yes, because clueless users are such a perfect source of bug reports.
Wish people would think before posting.

Hint: Do you like how solid Win10 is? Thank telemetry that was introduced in Vista for that.
And they could do that just as easily with focus group testing. Telemetry does more that just measure system metrics. With Windows 10, it is keystroke logging[don't argue that point, it has been proven] which records and transmits EVERYTHING you type[emails, passwords, credit card numbers, etc. etc] to Microsoft. That is NOT the behavior of a entity that respects it's users. Entire governments have banned the use of Windows 10 because it's so insecure. If they are not going to tolerate it, why should we be expected to?

And let's be clear before someone says it, keystroke logging is different from a keystroke register. A logger records every keystroke made and stores it for later use. A keystroke register informs the OS of input keystrokes made but does not store them. There are some functions of certain apps which temporarily stone input commands in a buffer to recall if needed again, but said buffers are gone when the app closes.
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#23
lexluthermiester
remixedcat
Wish these companies would give up on this telemetry crap.
Completely agree!
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#24
lexluthermiester
bug
It's their software, they should do whatever it's reasonable to make it better. If you have problems with data limits, you're free to not install GFE.
As for "data limits blown" and "lots of disk space wasted", I'd like you to put some numbers on those claims. Also, you are aware any decent firewall has the ability to block outgoing traffic, aren't you?
Yes, key word; REASONABLE!

It is NOT reasonable or acceptable to spy on people's computing habits when they are effectively unaware of it. It is foul, creepy and just plain wrong. Few people actually read the EULA's, so most do not realize the level of information that is being collected and used.

Quit being a sheep and stand up for your rights as a human being. You have the right NOT to be spied on. You have the right to reasonable privacy.
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#25
bug
lexluthermiester
And they could do that just as easily with focus group testing.
Yes, because it's so easy to replicate all the real world use cases within a control group. There's practically no difference.
lexluthermiester
Telemetry does more that just measure system metrics. With Windows 10, it is keystroke logging[don't argue that point, it has been proven] which records and transmits EVERYTHING you type[emails, passwords, credit card numbers, etc. etc] to Microsoft. That is NOT the behavior of a entity that respects it's users. Entire governments have banned the use of Windows 10 because it's so insecure. If they are not going to tolerate it, why should we be expected to?
I will argue that point. Keylogging was forcibly enabled in Win10 pre-release builds. And for a (seemingly) good reason: Microsoft needed the info to debug/tune their on-screen keyboard and Cortana. This has been an optional feature since the official release.
lexluthermiester
Yes, key word; REASONABLE!

It is NOT reasonable or acceptable to spy on people's computing habits when they are effectively unaware of it. It is foul, creepy and just plain wrong. Few people actually read the EULA's, so most do not realize the level of information that is being collected and used.
People are unaware of many things. If we stopped messing with everything people are unaware of, we wouldn't be doing anything.
lexluthermiester
Quit being a sheep and stand up for your rights as a human being. You have the right NOT to be spied on. You have the right to reasonable privacy.
Oh, but I do have the right not to be spied on. I know where to find the privacy control panel in Win10, I do not install GFE and I do use Linux.
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